Diane Dubreuil, IPAP
"I paint on location out-of-doors as much as possible. The term 'en plein air' is often used to describe this type of painting. I work mostly with transparent watercolor paint. A successful painting is always a challenge, especially in New England, where the weather tends to be less predictable and the seasons refresh us with a new palette of colors. For a watercolorist, humidity (rain especially) can be a tough factor to deal with. Most of my en plein air paintings are
done in a couple hours because the light changes so drastically.
But more predictably, en plein air painting is a great communication device. I've met wonderful people nearly every time I go out, and nearly everywhere I go. They watch me paint and tell me their stories and we're happy, enjoying the time together."
Diane Dubreuil was born in Lewiston,ME and was graduated by the University of Maine with a degree in fine art and education. In 1976 she moved to Pittsburgh, PA where she was employed as a graphic artist. While residing in the Pittsburgh area she met and studied watercolor painting with Frank Webb.
His influence helped formulate her preference for painting in the watercolor medium. She often paints en plein air in the western CT area.
She is a member of the CT Plein Air Painters Society.
Other memberships include the
New Hampshire Plein Air Painters,
a juried member of the New England Watercolor Society,
she has exhibited with the CT Watercolor Society and the
American Watercolor Society in New York.
She was an invited artist-in-residence at Musée de la Grande Vigne in Dinan, France.
In recent years, she has traveled and painted in Scotland, France
and Italy, as well as in the United States.
Currently, Mrs. Dubreuil resides in New Milford, CT and Monmouth, ME with her husband, Marc.
She works as a freelance artist for several companies. S
she has been employed for many years as Director of Coloring for Big Tuna Trading Company, LLC in Roxbury, CT
and is Art Director for Children’s Author/Illustrator Mercer Mayer.
"Afternoon Light on St. John's Episcopal Church at Christmas"
"Rainbow Garden Butterfly, CT"
"McGoldrick's Farm, New Milford CT"
"Below the Aquaduct" Dinan
International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Organization
Diane Dubreuil Signature Member
International Plein Air Painters Artists Organization WORLDWIDE Est. 10/19/01